Two former Georgia state prison inmates are jailed in that state on charges that they phoned Pittsburgh-area residents and scammed six into wiring $990 each, supposedly to pay fines for missing jury duty.
Westmoreland County is putting out a warning about a new phone scam.
Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.
A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh
State Rep. Brian Ellis says someone pretending to be an IRS agent called his home last week and said he and his wife would be arrested if they didn’t pay nearly $4,000 to settle a supposed debt.
State police are investigating after they say a Westmoreland County woman was scammed out of $1,500 over the phone.
Police have issued a warning about a scary phone scam after at least six people in central Pennsylvania have been targeted since the middle of last month.
Phone scams have been around for years, but now there’s a new warning. The callers are getting bolder and downright threatening.